Today’s letter-to-the-editor — like the last one we wrote about in #742: Unbelief Is Dangerous — appears in an unnamed newspaper at the Sauk Valley website from Sterling, Illinois. It’s titled Life without God’s word has no point, and they have a comments section.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote her by using her full name. We think she lectures on quilting, but that doesn’t qualify for full name treatment. Her first name is Nancy. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
I would like to respectfully respond to George Welty’s comments, “Literal belief in Bible is dangerous,” which appeared Jan. 7 in The Reader’s Voice.
She’s talking about Literal belief in Bible is ‘dangerous’, which also inspired the earlier letter we wrote about. Nancy says:
Mr. Welty claims in so many words that the Bible is a book of lies. God replies to that in the book of Hebrews, chapter 6, verse 18, where he says it is impossible for him to lie. I didn’t say it – God did!
Now that’s a rock-solid rebuttal. Well done, Nancy! Then she says:
This literal belief is far from dangerous, as George says. It is comforting for the soul.
That’s important. You don’t want an uncomfortable soul. After that she tells us:
He [the earlier letter-writer] claims the Bible is incorrect, absurd, full of errors, contradictions and impossibilities and that today’s way of looking at the scripture is much different. God says in Malachi 3:6, “For I, the Lord, do not change,” so are we to follow in his ways, or should we expect God to change his ways according to what we want?
Nancy has all the answers! She continues:
Mr. Welty claims that “science disagrees with the Bible” and that it is all fiction and forgeries. He’s been reading other books written by like-minded people, and he believes their beliefs supersede God’s.
That man is obviously a fool! Nancy rips him apart:
Should we believe the uninformed and misguided word of mortal men, or believe the trusted words of our creator God?
This is great! Let’s read on:
Satan loves to be a “divider,” especially when it comes to God’s word. Satan knows God’s word is powerful and right, but Satan wants any glory that God deserves.
Satan is bad! Another excerpt:
When you carry the Bible, Satan has a headache. When you open it, he collapses. When he sees you reading it, he loses his strength, and when you stand on the world of God, Satan can’t hurt you.
That’s good to know. And now we come to the end:
Life without God and his word, the Holy Bible, is like an unsharpened pencil. It has no point!
Listen to Nancy, dear reader. It’s not too late to salvage your pointless life.
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